ACCORDS: PEACE, WAR, AND THE ARTS

Considering the devastation of war and the possibilities for peace through literature, photography, theatre, and film.


VISIONS OF CONFLICT

October 20–November 15, 2015

Benjamin Montague, curator

Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries

Photography Exhibit featuring national and international photographers and lecturers


TEN YEARS OF THE DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE

October 29 - 31, 2015

Andrew Strombeck, conference organizer

Conference Schedule

The schedule is subject to change; please check back.

Thursday, October 29

4:00-4:45

Speaker: Sharon Rab, founder, Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Benjamin and Marian Schuster Hall, Creative Arts Center, Wright State University

Open to Public

5:00-6:00

Reception with music

Millet Hall Atrium, Wright State University

Friday, October 30

8:00-8:30

Coffee and pastries. Poster display ongoing all day. Art exhibit ongoing all day

Millet Hall Atrium, Wright State University

8:30-10:00

Panel talks. Groups of three scholars giving twenty-minute talks each.

Creative Arts Center, Wright State University

10:30-12:00

Panel talks. Groups of three scholars giving twenty-minute talks each.

Creative Arts Center, Wright State University

12:00-1:30

 Lunch

Millet Hall Atrium, Wright State University

1:30-2:30

Speaker: Maaza Mengiste, author of Beneath the Lion's Gaze (2010), runner-up for Fiction Prize 2010.

Benjamin and Marian Schuster Hall, Creative Arts Center, Wright State University

Open to Public

2:30-3:30

Speaker: Claire Culleton (Kent State University), author of Joyce and the G-Men: J. Edgar Hoover's Manipulation of Modernism  and Working-Class Culture, Women, and Britain, 1914-1921 (2000).

Benjamin and Marian Schuster Hall, Creative Arts Center, Wright State University

Open to Public

3:30-5:00

Gallery Panel on The Art of Conflict. Innovative art exhibit featuring a range of emerging photography and video artists.

Benjamin and Marian Schuster Hall, Creative Arts Center, Wright State University

Open to Public

5:00-6:00

Speaker: John Beckman (United States Naval Academy), author of American Fun: Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt (2014).

Benjamin and Marian Schuster Hall, Creative Arts Center, Wright State University

Open to Public

6:00-8:00 Dinner (not provided)
8:00-9:00

Theatrical performance

Benjamin and Marian Schuster Hall, Creative Arts Center, Wright State University

Open to Public

Saturday, October 31

8:00–8:30

Coffee and pastries. Poster display ongoing all day. Art exhibit ongoing all day

Millet Hall Atrium, Wright State University

8:30-10:00

Panel talks. Groups of three scholars giving twenty-minute talks each.

Creative Arts Center, Wright State University

10:30-12:00

Panel talks. Groups of three scholars giving twenty-minute talks each.

Creative Arts Center, Wright State University

12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:30

Speaker: Timothy Melley (Miami University [Ohio]) author of The Covert Sphere: Secrecy, Fiction, and the National Security State (2012) and Empire of Conspiracy: The Culture of Paranoia in Postwar America (2000).

Benjamin and Marian Schuster Hall, Creative Arts Center, Wright State University

2:30-3:30

Speaker, TBD

Benjamin and Marian Schuster Hall, Creative Arts Center, Wright State University

Open to Public

4:00 Close.

 

Keynote Speakers

John Beckman

John-Beckman.jpgJohn Beckman is author of American Fun: Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt and the novel The Winter Zoo, a New York Times Notable Book.  His writing has appeared in Granta, McSweeneys, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and elsewhere.  He is a Professor of English at the U.S. Naval Academy and lives with his wife and daughter in Annapolis, MD.

Timothy Melley

timothy_melley.jpgTimothy Melley is Professor of English and Director of the Humanities Center at Miami University. He is the author of The Covert Sphere: Secrecy, Fiction, and the National Security State (Cornell 2012), Empire of Conspiracy: The Culture of Paranoia in Postwar America (Cornell 2000), and numerous essays and stories. His work has been covered by The Nation, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice,Le FigaroThe Wall Street Journal, Canadian Public Television, and American Public Radio, and his fiction has been featured on NPR's “This American Life.  He is currently writing about the cultural politics of security.  

Claire A. Culleton

culleton.jpgClaire A. Culleton is a professor of modern British and Irish literature at Kent State University. Her books focus on twentieth-century culture—Names and Naming in Joyce; Working-Class Culture, Women, and Britain, 1914-1921; and Joyce and the G-Men: J. Edgar Hoover’s Manipulation of Modernism. She has collaborated on three co-edited collections: Modernism on File: Writers, Artists, and the FBI, 1920-1950; Irish Modernism and the Global Primitive; and Dubliners 101: Rethinking Mobility, Paralysis, and Gender in Joyce’s Work (forthcoming). serves as General Editor of Palgrave Macmillan’s Irish studies series, New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature.

A Long, Long Way: Echoes of the Great War

A Long, Long Way: Echoes of the Great War

The First World War – the “Great War,” as an earlier generation knew it – changed everything about our world. It brought mighty empires crashing down and redefined the conventions of civilization. In the space of four years, it all but destroyed an entire generation of young men. It was a war of firsts: the first industrialized, “mass-production” war, the first war that demanded toil and sacrifice from entire populations, the first war to see deliberate, regular, calculated attacks on civilians. The unprecedented and everyday horrors of the war led those who witnessed them to question the basic values of Western civilization. The Second World War would kill more victims and destroy more cities, but the World War that came before was the greater shock. The legacy of the First World War would make the Second possible; the destruction of the First World War would make the Second conceivable.

2014-18 marks the centenary of the Great War, and Wright State University will commemorate the occasion with the CELIA project A Long, Long Way: Echoes of the Great War. The project brings together a group of scholars from several departments in the College of Liberal Arts, including Dr. Hank Dahlman (Department of Music and Director, CELIA), Dr. Paul Lockhart (Professor of History and Senior CELIA Fellow for 2013-14), Dr. Barry Milligan (Professor of English and CELIA Fellow for 2014), and Dr. Christopher Oldstone-Moore (Senior Lecturer in History and CELIA Fellow for 2014). A Long, Long Way will explore the broader impact of the First World War through music, verse, lectures, film, and exhibits.


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Poetry & Music of the Great War

Concert featuring poetry and music shaped by WWI performed by Wright State Collegiate Chorale, Women's Chorale, Men's Chorale, and English and Music faculty.

This event is free and open to the public. 8:00 PM Schuster Hall, CAC, Wright State Dayton campus


March 9-14, 2015

Distinguished Visiting Artist for 2014-15: Keith Lockhart

Schedule for masterclasses to be held at Wright State University

 


March 10, 2015: CELIA Night at the Movies

Featuring Peter Weir's 1981 iconic film Gallipoli, starring Mel Gibson. Gallipoli.jpg

Tuesday, March 10 in 315 Dunbar Library. 6:30 p.m. pre-show commentary by Christopher Oldstone-Moore, Ph.D., Department of History.

Two Austrailian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

The event is free and open to the public, part of CELIA's The Long, Long Way: Echos of the Great War program. Complimentary soda and popcorn!

 

IMDp entry for the movie Gallipoli.
Wikipedia entry for the movie Gallipoli.

 


dough-boy-web.jpgVoices of World War I: March 12, 2015, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Maestro Lockhart and his brother, Wright State history professor Paul Lockhart, will appear together on Thursday, March 12 to bring the Voices of World I alive in a program of dramatized readings of journals, letters, and other writings from Worls War I, including a number of writings from local people.

The event is free and open to the public. The event will take place in Schuster Hall, Creative Arts Center, WSU Dayton campus.

 


The First World War – the “Great War,” as an earlier generation knew it – changed everything about our world. It brought mighty empires crashing down and redefined the conventions of civilization.   Read about the lasting echoes created during the Great War.  


A Long, Long Way: Echoes of the Great War Scheduled Events

Date Event Description Time & Place
October 11, 2014 While Your Hearts Are Yearning: Popular Songs of the Great War Popular music of WWI
concert & lecture
View the program and notes
7:30 PM Schuster Hall, CAC, Wright State main campus
October 16, 2014 Civilians and the Labor of War, 1914-1918 Lecture by Tammy Proctor, Professor and Chair of the History Department at Utah State University 12:30 PM Millett Hall Atrium, Wright State main campus

November 2, 2014

 

Holidays in the Heartland

For tickets, go to TicketCenterStage.com or call 937.228.3630

Join us for Holidays in the Heartland: Commemorating Veterans Day, and the Centennial of World War I. The concert features the choirs and Chamber Orchestra of Wright State University, and Cappella of the Kettering Children’s Chorus, along with your host, Shaun Yu of Dayton Public Radio. Experience a panorama of America's musical heritage, both written during WWI and inspired by it.

Holidays in the Heartland is presented by WSU's College of Liberal Arts, School of Music and CELIA: Collaborative Education, Leadership & Innovation in the Arts, an Ohio Center of Excellence located at Wright State University.

7:30 PM Schuster Center, 2nd & Main Sts., Dayton
November 14, 2014 Neither Sweet Nor Decorous: American Poetry in the First Year of the First World War Lecture by Mark Van Wienen, Professor of English, Northern Illinois University 2:30 PM Millett Hall Atrium, Wright State main campus
March 9-14, 2015

Maestro Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops and the BBC Concert Orchestra

These presentations are free and open to the public. If you are not part of the Wright State community, please go to the CELIA Store to register.

2014-2015 Distinguished Visiting Artist

Various times; see schedule. CAC, Wright State University, main campus
March 13 & 14, 2015

Britten's War Requiem

Tickets: Dayton Philharmonic War Requiem site.

When purchasing your tickets, enter the promo code WSUFRIENDS and receive a 20% discount!

Dr. Paul Lockhart: Take Note, pre-concert lecture

Keith Lockhart, guest conductor, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, Wright State Choirs, Kettering Children's Choir, and guest soloists

7:00 PM Take Note, pre-concert lecture
8:00 PM Concert Schuster Center, 2nd & Main Sts., Dayton
April 24, 2015 4th Annual Poetry & Music Concert Featuring classical music inspired by WWI 8:00 PM Schuster Hall, CAC, Wright State main campus

ARTSGALA

Art Student Painting At ArtsGala

Save the Date for ARTSGALA 2015 March 28, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. to midnight

Presented by Wright State University's College of Liberal Arts

Last year's Wright State University’s ARTSGALA offered patrons a night of unparalleled entertainment. Fine and performing arts students displayed their rich talents throughout the Creative Arts Center, and guests were treated to a dizzying array of food and fun.

Wright State’s 15th annual ARTSGALA set new records this year for both attendance and revenue.  More than 700 patrons raised a record $180,000 to support student scholarships in theatre, dance, art, music and motion pictures.  In the 15 years the university has hosted the event, over $1.75 million has been raised for arts students at Wright State.

Interested in being added to our mailing list? Email jennifer.buckwalter@wright.edu

ArtsFair

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Saturday, December 7, 2013
9:00 am to noon
Creative Arts Center

A family-friendly morning of arts!

Choose from a variety of activities, such as:

  • Theatre performances
  • Hands-on percussion music discovery and performance
  • "Draw on the Walls"
  • Dancing and acting
  • Printmaking
  • Face painting
  • Artist demonstrations

Attendance at the WSU ArtsFair consitutes consent to be photographed for use in print and /or electronic publicity or promotion for Wright State University.